Starbucks, WH Smith and Coffee Republic will all open at Northampton’s new railway station next month

The shops at the new Northampton railway station will open next month.
The shops at the new Northampton railway station will open next month.

Starbucks, WH Smith and Coffee Republic will all open their new outlets in Northampton Railway Station next month, it has been confirmedby London Midland.

No date has yet been set for the opening of the Enterprise car hire outlet.

Conservative MP for Northampton South, Brian Binley, who is also the chairman of the Northampton Rail Users Group, said the station would benefit existing businesses in the town. He said: “We have now got a station we can be proud of. When people come to the town to do business they will be impressed and we certainly couldn’t say that about the last station.”

Conservative MP for Northampton North, Michael Ellis, said the new station was a “50-year” investment in the town.

He said; “This is a fantastic new station and a new investment in Northampton.

“None of this would have been possible without a £15 million investment from the Government. It is great news for commuters across the board.”

Councillor David Mackintosh, leader of Northampton Borough Council, said Northampton was benefiting from an “unprecedented level of investment, with construction and restoration happening almost everywhere you look”.

He said: “This station is a statement of our intent to ensure Northampton is recognised as one of the most progressive places in the country.”

The next phase of the regeneration of the Northampton station site is for the old station to be demolished and that site turned into a multi-storey car park.

Councillor Jim Harker, leader of Northamptonshire County Council, said: “Regeneration work in Northampton is continuing apace and the new railway station is a fitting gateway for the town and the wider county. The county council is pleased to have been instrumental, including our critical financial support, in making this tremendous asset for Northampton a reality.

“The county council has continued to manage and oversee the delivery of the project and will continue with the demolition and site landscaping work to completion, once the new station is operating fully.”